Wildfire Update Re-entry for Wildwood, Lobstick, Hansonville & Area – Planned for May 11, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
The Evacuation Order is being lifted at May 11, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. for the Hamlet of Wildwood, Lobstick Resort, Hansonville, and Highway 16A, as well as areas south of Highway 16 from Range Road 81 to Reno Road, as well as Highway 16A to Range Road 75.
Assessments are being done for property and structures for the Hamlet of Wildwood, Lobstick Resort, and Hansonville areas.
Please contact the ECC at 1-833-334-4630 for assistance beyond what is listed below. Damage assessments are still ongoing for other areas in the east end of the County.
The wildfire risk has been reduced thanks to firefighting efforts and the shift in weather.
Bussing will be leaving at May 11, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. and again at 10:00 a.m. from the Edson Reception centre with a wheel-chair lift-bus, taking people back to Wildwood, Lobstick, Hansonville & Area.
Safety is a priority for re-entry. Please drive safe. We encourage people to stagger their re-entry if possible.
A reminder that wildfires may still be active in the area. Please stay prepared for potential changes in the situation. Please check 511.alberta.ca for anyone coming from other areas. Some routes may still be closed.
Residents should check utilities on arrival to ensure everything is operational. If you have utility concerns, please contact your service provider as soon as possible.
Services such as grocery services, and gas stations should re-open as soon as possible, but residents need to be prepared for a reduction in service until staff are in place.
Planning is currently underway to ensure the resumption of municipal services such as waste collection and other essential services.
Emergency crews will still be working in the area. Please give them space and allow them to operate. Fire bans and OHV Bans are still in place across the County, Edson Forest Area, and in the Town of Edson.
For more re-entry tips and information, please check out the re-entry package on the Yellowhead County website www.yhcounty.ca. The package includes safety information, insurance information, and a list of contact numbers for utility services. The package is available here.
Please call the Emergency Coordination Centre at 1-833-334-4630 for any questions about the evacuation and re-entry.
For information on the provincial funding for evacuees, call 310-4455 or go to alberta.ca/emergency.